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2024 Theme: Advancing Democracy

What does an ideal democracy look like to you? What is a challenge (or challenges) to achieving your vision for democracy, and what can be done to overcome it?


“If we believe in America, if we believe in equity and democracy, if we believe in law and justice, then each of us, when we see or believe that errors are being made, has an obligation to make every effort to

correct them.”

Minoru Yasui (1916 - 1986)

The 2024 Minoru Yasui Student Contest for middle and high school students is an art contest for youth10-18 years old. Students can express their thoughts about the prompt in a visual art piece and artist's statement. Technical arts background not required.


Submission deadline: March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm PST

Learn more about the contest in the sections below.

Theme Book

The 2024 theme book is available below. You can download or print the PDF by clicking the icons in the upper-right corner of the PDF viewer.

Contest sponsored by the Minoru Yasui Legacy Project and the Japanese American Museum of Oregon

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